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  1. Slicers Header ”Title Text” feature is not available in Power BI Desktop and available in Power BI Service.

    Slicers Header ”Title Text” feature is not available in Power BI Desktop and available in Power BI Service.

    When we make Power BI Native Slicers Header ”Title Text” configuration in Power BI service and Save the changes then download the updated PBIX, the Slicers Header ”Title Text” configuration changes are not present in the Power BI desktop version as the ”Title Text” configuration not present in Power BI Desktop feature.

    • Eraser feature comes with only when Slicers Header is On

    Requested Solution : Please enable the Slicers Header ”Title Text” feature in Power BI Desktop and Eraser feature with…

    10 votes
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  2. Override Branding at the App Workspace level

    https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-custom-branding-for-your-organization/#comment-4586143757
    For custom branding to work for enterprise clients with complex branding requirements, enable branding override at the app workspace level.

    100 votes
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  3. Powerbi SSAS Table Sequencing - no option of model sort

    When we develop a SSAS tabular model in Visual studio, there is option to sort the table\column by model sort. .
    Powerbi ignores the table sequencing and always sorts it alphabetically .

    Feature Suggestion - Powerbi should sequence the table\columns as it is (model sort) and in addition provide option to switch between alphabetical vs model sort

    13 votes
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  4. The ability to message all Power BI users from the Power BI service

    If you run a Power BI platform for a lot of users you should be able to send /push notifications to them. We are currently experiencing high fail rates and it would be great to alert all users that we're busy looking into it.

    131 votes
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  5. Update Visuals & Format Panes

    When designing a report on Power BI Desktop, formatting on one or more visuals could be a pain, cause of small and unscalable Format Pane.

    We have no option to Show/Hide Visuals or Resize the Visualizations Pane. We are spending most of time on Formats Pane but Formatting options are hard to see and need too much scrolling .

    Provide flexible/scalable Visuals and Format Panes like below;

    1- Add an Icon in View tab with Show/Hide capabilities.
    2- Move the visuals in rectangle near to original pane and provide more area of using Format Pane.
    3- Move Visualizations Pane into…

    12 votes
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  6. Deployment Pipelines: Let all owners deploy datasets

    We ran into issues when trying to deploy dataset changes from test to production in the deployment pipeline (the error: got stuck with an endless "deployment in progress" animation and deployment never finished. Using Fiddler I could record a "NotTargetDatasetsOwner" error).

    Feedback from Microsoft support concludes that it has to be the same account that has configured the dataset in the Power BI service that deploys the dataset from test to production.

    This is a major limitation to our way of working since we are a team collaborating and evolving datasets over time. I suggest that all users that have…

    9 votes
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  7. Custom color in Power BI apps

    When creating an app I only get a select few colors to choose from.
    I want to be able to choose a specific color here.

    70 votes
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  8. Defined the name of the report after click the publish button

    When I have the multiple users use the powerbi as a script to do some research, they will publish the finial result to PowerBi web for sharing the result.
    In this case, if the action of rename the dataset is after publish, they might overwrite other's dataset(Cause they use the same PBIX file).
    Is there a possibility that when the user click the publish button, there will pop up a input box for them to enter the name of the report.(default value of the input box is the file name of PBIX file)

    9 votes
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  9. Certified visuals should be able to display external images

    Current rules for certified visuals prevent visuals from making requests outside of PowerBI.

    The specific rule states:

    1200.1.3 Code security
    Your source code should comply with all security and privacy policies. Source code must be safe and not pass or transmit customer data externally.

    This seems like a good rule, but Microsoft is now interpreting this to prevent certified visuals from making requests to any external location, even to display images. Certified visuals like the popular Image control by my company are now no longer approved.

    This rule prevents visuals from displaying images from the Internet or even from a…

    9 votes
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  10. Combine multiple Gateway in single dataset/report

    Currently, all data sources in a Power BI report/dataset, that are not on cloud, must be available in a single Gateway to work.

    But if the datasources in the report are coming from different Gateways, that doesn't work. It is not possible to combine them for refresh.

    Say I have a Sales Report. It connects to DB A, B and C.

    DB A and B is configured in Gateway X
    DB C is configured in Gateway Y.

    The report creator have been provided access to all of them.

    Now if I try to configure data refresh in PBI Service, it…

    170 votes
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  11. Tizen browser (chromium engine) support

    We want to display our dashboards in a Tizen browser (Chromium M56 engine) but it keeps looping back to the login page.

    Currently, MS doesn't support this browser. Would be great if you would.

    13 votes
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  12. Non-Admin PowerBI REST APIs should also provide below information:

    1.Dashboard metadata such as measures and dimensions of reports used in it.
    2. Owner, create date and update date for Reports and Dashboards
    3. Usage Data on Reports & Dashboards to understand the popularity report wise
    4. PowerBI Workspace Descriptions if any
    5. titles of visuals(bar chart, pie chart... etc visuals) of power bi reports.

    8 votes
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  13. Disable or prevent Teams from autocreating App Workspace

    Please introduce a global setting to Prevent Teams from creating PowerBi App Workspace automatically when creating a new Team. As the new Workspaces are detached from Teams/Groups this should be a setting to prevent the App Workspaces beeing clotted with empty Workspaces from all our Teams.

    600 votes
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  14. Add "Don't overlap value" option to databars (Conditional Formatting)

    Currently, databars often obscure the very numbers they are there to support.

    In this age of social distancing, that's a little like me yelling in your face. Not cool.

    Please give us a "Don't overlap value" checkbox that enforces a gap between databars and the numbers they represent.

    9 votes
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  15. query folding enable/disable option

    An option to enable/disable query folding.

    61 votes
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  16. Tracking shared dataset with Rest API

    Ability to track a shared dataset using Rest API.
    Although it can be tracked in another way (below article), Rest API would be convenient.

    Track your dataset usage
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/power-bi/service-datasets-share#track-your-dataset-usage

    24 votes
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  17. Table Paging with Play Feature

    Enhance the existing Table visual so that it includes a 'Paging' feature with configurable Rows per Page and add a Play feature that will enumerate through the pages with a configurable pause between each page change. Similar to how the TVs at the the Airport work.

    10 votes
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  18. ADD TO MICROSOFT POWER BI AN OPTION TO INSERT ICONS IN THE SAME FORM THAT IS IN EXCEL

    Thinking about visual identity, it would be interesting to create an option to insert icons in the power bi desktop in the same way as in excel.

    18 votes
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  19. Power Query parameter to decide to refresh or not

    I would love to have a formula in PQ that decides whether the query needs a full refresh or not. Currently, we can manually select if we want a query to be "included in report refresh". But let's say a huge flat file has not changed since the last refresh - then it's a waste of resource to do a full refresh until it changes. Thanks!

    34 votes
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  20. Turn on ONE option in visual header by clicking on it, not by turning on everything, and unclicking other

    Right now you have c.a. 16 option in visual header, so when you want to turn on only one of them (f.e. focus mode), you need to turn on everything and then click 15 times to unclick unnecessary options. It could work like the slicer: you may click on "select all" or just choose the ones you want.
    Think of the report with 20 pages x 5 visuals on page, it is a lot of clicking... :)

    14 votes
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